Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern are getting frustrated with Arsene Wenger and his side’s poor lack of form but it seems the Frenchman is equally frustrated.
The Daily Express quotes Wenger with reaching boiling point in his pre-match press conference ahead of tonight’s FA Cup replay against Hull City, when the long-serving manager hit out at his critics and defended his position.
“Look, I have worked here for 19, 20 years and I’m always sitting here having to justify that I’m good enough to do the job. I have no problem to cope with everything but I find that a bit boring in the end. I always have to convince you that I am good enough. I worked for 35 years at the top level.”
“I am not on Twitter. I don’t invite anybody to go out to dinner and be nice with them. I work and work and work and work. If it’s not good enough someone will tell me one day. That’s all I can do.”
“I do not worry what you say about me or what fans say about me. I try to do my job in a proper way and with full commitment. After that everybody has the right to have an opinion. You do not make a decision if I continue my job or not.”
“What I find just boring is always sitting here after 19 years to face, ‘Do you think you are good enough?’ If I am not somebody will tell me. I cannot influence the behaviour of the fans. How can I do that?”
Arsenal have not won any of their last five games in all competitions heading into tonight’s game and they haven’t gone six games without a win since 1998. Whilst they’re favourites to end that run tonight, three wins from the last 12 in all competitions is a woeful record.
Our landlord believes that whilst Wenger should earn respect for the high level he’s maintained over the past 19 years, he’s not inapplicable for criticism and he feels the fans have a right to be annoyed.
Arsenal fans, is the end nigh for Wenger? Let us know in the comments below!